The maximum number of work hours for a non-hazardous work is 8 hours a day, but not exceeding 48 hours per week. The employer and the employee may agree to modify the working hours, but without exceeding 48 hours on a week.
The maximum number of work hours for hazardous work is 7 hours a day, but not exceeding 42 hours per week.
Employees are entitled to an annual vacation of not less 6 working days in one year and 13 national holidays a year, after working for an uninterrupted period of one year. In addition, the employees are entitles to a personal business leave of at least 3 days in one year.
A female employee is entitled to a maternity leave of 98 days including the leave taken for the medical check-up during the pregnancy period, before and after delivery, as well as the holidays that fall during such leave. From these 98 days, only 45 days will be paid.
After working five consecutive hours, all employees are entitled to one hour daily rest. The employer and the employee may agree to shorten each daily rest period, but in total it must not be less than one hour a day. A weekly holiday of at least one day a week at intervals of a six-day period must be arranged by the employer.
The employer must not require to his employee to work overtime unless the employee agrees or unless the description or nature of work requires it to be performed continuously and stoppage may cause damage to the work. The overtime working hours must not exceed 36 hours a week and the employee must receive a compensation for the actual overtime worked ranging from 1.5 to 3 times the normal hourly wage rate. An employee engaged in executive and supervisory work is not entitled to receive overtime compensation.
Employees under 18 years old are prohibited from working overtime, on holidays, or between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Pregnant employees are also prohibited from working overtime, on holidays, or between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. However, if a pregnant employee works in an executive position or performs academic, administrative and work relating to finance or accounts, the employer may assign her to work overtime on a working day with her consent insofar as it does not affect her health.